New WEPA Interface

wepaThe WEPA print stations are being upgraded Saturday night and will have a new user interface when you next print!   The new screens will be more intuitive and offer more options.  You will be able to quickly add files to your list from other sources and release them all and cancel all documents or cancel individual documents during printing.  You will also have faster access to your cloud storage.  As always, if you have any questions about printing, please stop by the circulation desk on the first floor for assistance.

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Announcing Launch of the Historical Collection!


Himmelfarb Library Artist Rendered Model

Himmelfarb Library announces the launch of a new digital collection in June 2017 in the Health Sciences Research Commons, the Historical Collection. The focus of the collection is the people, places, and events that make up the evolution of the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Items in the collection include, but are not limited to, photographs, newsletters, publications, and newspapers.  Some highlights include a telegram sent to a newly-accepted medical student, course catalogs from the 19th century, and images of buildings from the Columbian College, the predecessor of today’s George Washington University.


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Epocrates Essentials App – Important Update Information

epocrates2Due to changes at Epocrates, Inc., Himmelfarb Library was not able to renew our license to the Epocrates Essentials app beyond June 30, 2017.

If you use the Epocrates Essentials app, please renew it now:


  1. Access Himmelfarb’s Epocrates page and provide information regarding your GW affiliation then click Get it Now.
  2. Login with your existing Epocrates login/password.
  3. Epocrates Essentials will appear in your Shopping Cart with charge for $174.99 and credit for $174.99 (you should not pay or be asked for any credit card information because the balance due will be $0); click on Checkout and complete ‘purchase’.
  4. On your phone or iPad, open the Epocrates app and login with your Epocrates login/password; your app will automatically upgrade with the premium content.


We realize that Epocrates Essentials is a valuable and popular resource for our users and will continue to work with Epocrates, Inc. to provide it to our users.  If you need assistance with the app, please ask us.

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Proquest e-book access issue?

proquestebooksHave you had any difficulty accessing a Proquest or ebrary e-book?

Himmelfarb Library‘s ebrary e-books recently transitioned to the vendor’s new Proquest Ebook Central platform and some users have experienced access issues.

When you access e-books via Proquest Ebook Central, you’ll be prompted to select your institution (George Washington University) and then to login using your GW NetID and password (the same login/password used for GW email, Blackboard, GWireless, etc.).

If you encounter a message that says “”Your patron record was not found in the library patron database”

  • Contact the Gelman Library Circulation Desk (phone: 202-994-6840) and ask that your Voyager account be updated to include your GW email address.


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Need data? Want graphics?

SDC_custom-visualizationWant to compare health data between states?

Interested in exploring data via maps, rank,  tables and bar graphs?

Check out the new State Health Compare tool developed by the the  State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

State Health Compare allows users to compare data between states and look at trends over time by mining data from statistical sources including the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) and .

Users are able to download graphics as well as export the data.

Interested in learning more about State Health Compare?  Explore topics and data representations on these topics:
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Is there a conflict of interest?


JAMA recently published a special issue on conflict of interest.

The issue includes more than twenty viewpoint articles on potential conflicts of interest for physicians in diverse settings including academic medicine, biomedical research, medical education, guideline development, health care management, and medical publishing.

Discussions of conflict of interest topics include:

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Elevator Maintenance in Himmelfarb Library July 2017 – October 2017

The Himmelfarb Library elevator will be offline from July 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017 for maintenance work.

Construction noise is an expected impact during the maintenance work; hence starting from July 1, 2017, all classroom reservations in the library will be on hold until the construction schedule is finalized.

For questions or concerns regarding this maintenance, please contact SMHS Facilities at (202) 994-2312.

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